Rafflesia Arnoldii

Rafflesia Arnoldii

inspiration I wanted to paint a flower because I’m tired of tan and browns. I googled “endangered plants” and found mention of the Rafflesia. It’s a very rare, huge flower (1 m in diameter). The image I settled on as a reference for painting is...
laughing camels

laughing camels

Inspiration I searched for “joy and animals” and linked to the National Geography Kids slideshow of animals with happy expressions. This group of camels looks to me like the one on the letter left is telling a joke and the other two are laughing. It made me smile....
4 honeybees

4 honeybees

inspiration for mindfulness month, I wanted to work on an image that would involve repetition. I thought of painting insects, so I would have several bodies to paint. That reminded me that honeybees are in danger and I haven’t painted them before. I googled “bees” and...
octopus in coconut shell

octopus in coconut shell

inspiration Since we humans are capable of working toward our own well-being, I wanted to find examples of animals that do. I googled “tool using animals” and found 10 animals that use tools. I wanted to paint someone I haven’t done before. I haven’t painted any...
Mourning* Dove

Mourning* Dove

Inspiration Looking for a painting subject, I searched “endangered species birds winter” in Google images and visited this page https://www.dw.com/en/germany-endangered-turtle-dove-is-2020-bird-of-the-year/a-50789572 that led me to remember listening to mourning...